17 Abraham fell facedown;(A) he laughed(B) and said to himself, “Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old?(C) Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?”(D)

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17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?

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Abraham looked up(A) and saw three men(B) standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground.(C)

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And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,

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Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed

19 The two angels(A) arrived at Sodom(B) in the evening, and Lot(C) was sitting in the gateway of the city.(D) When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground.(E)

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19 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;

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He himself went on ahead and bowed down to the ground(A) seven times(B) as he approached his brother.

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And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.

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So Moses went out to meet his father-in-law and bowed down(A) and kissed(B) him. They greeted each other and then went into the tent.

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And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent.

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Then Moses and Aaron fell facedown(A) in front of the whole Israelite assembly(B) gathered there.

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Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.

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14 “Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.” Then Joshua fell facedown(A) to the ground(B) in reverence, and asked him, “What message does my Lord[a] have for his servant?”

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Footnotes

  1. Joshua 5:14 Or lord

14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the Lord am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my Lord unto his servant?

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Then Joshua tore his clothes(A) and fell facedown(B) to the ground before the ark of the Lord, remaining there till evening.(C) The elders of Israel(D) did the same, and sprinkled dust(E) on their heads.

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And Joshua rent his clothes, and fell to the earth upon his face before the ark of the Lord until the eventide, he and the elders of Israel, and put dust upon their heads.

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20 As the flame(A) blazed up from the altar toward heaven, the angel of the Lord ascended in the flame. Seeing this, Manoah and his wife fell with their faces to the ground.(B)

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20 For it came to pass, when the flame went up toward heaven from off the altar, that the angel of the Lord ascended in the flame of the altar. And Manoah and his wife looked on it, and fell on their faces to the ground.

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28 Like the appearance of a rainbow(A) in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him.(B)

This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory(C) of the Lord. When I saw it, I fell facedown,(D) and I heard the voice of one speaking.

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28 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.

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23 So I got up and went out to the plain. And the glory of the Lord was standing there, like the glory I had seen by the Kebar River,(A) and I fell facedown.(B)

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23 Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and, behold, the glory of the Lord stood there, as the glory which I saw by the river of Chebar: and I fell on my face.

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